ASBA/school boards work to raise
profile of 2010 school board elections
The 2010 school board election package was mailed to jurisdiction offices March 16. The package included a handbook outlining strategies to promote the election; copies of the Become a school trustee brochure and a flyer advertising the campaign school and candidate information sessions. All resources are online. If your jurisdiction needs extra brochures, contact
Help spread the word about the October 18 election with a link from your jurisdiction’s website to the ASBA’s school board election section: www.asba.ab.ca/10_election/trustee-election-10.asp.
$99 workshop provide skills for running a great campaign
Register today for the ASBA’s
Running to win: Campaign school
The June 9 Running to win: Campaign school in Red Deer will feature political consultant Ken Chapman talking about how to run an effective local campaign; image consultant Joanne Blake talking about making a great first impression and communications consultant Hank Goertzen on how to write and give an effective speech. The day will close with a panel of trustees telling stories from their personal campaign trail. This workshop is open to anyone thinking about running for the office of school trustee.
The $99 registration fee includes lunch, hand-outs and the GST. Click here to register today. The workshop takes place at the Capri Hotel in Red Deer – on the day after the ASBA’s annual spring meeting.
asba offers Free candidate
information sessions in six communities
The ASBA is offering six free candidate information sessions featuring retiring trustees talking about what it’s like to serve on school board. See the ASBA website for dates, times and registration.
Thanks to retiring trustees Kerry Milder, Holy Spirit School Division; Jo-Lee Godfrey, Grasslands School Division; Heather Welwood, Northern Lights School Division; Alice Brick, Grande Prairie Catholic; and Gerry Gibeault, Edmonton Public for helping out with the candidate information sessions.